Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring Systems Market By Technology (Activity Or Group Monitoring, RTLS Or Individual Monitoring, Direct Observation Apps, Others), By Location (Hospitals & Ambulatory Care Centers, Clinics And Care Centers, Others) - Growth, Future Prospects, And Competitive Landscape, 2018-2026

Industry Outlook

A large range of hand hygiene monitoring systems is being made available in the market to help healthcare facilities and their associated locations reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections. These monitoring systems are designed to examine the healthcare environment, educate and remind personnel of hand-washing events, and provide relevant data to drive accurate and precise compliance. While the market penetration of hand hygiene compliance monitoring systems is relatively low compared to that of hand hygiene products, more and more healthcare providers are showing interest in adopting these systems. Moreover, it is predicted that the demand for these systems will be particularly high in acute care settings. It is also believed that the present adoption rate and growth of the market will continue to grow as more healthcare providers opt for these solutions to combat the threat of hospital-acquired infections.

The use of electronic monitoring systems presents an automatic, efficient, and innovative monitoring alternative to direct observation, therefore helping to drive true improvement in the area of hand hygiene compliance. The employment of evidence-based electronic measurement has become widely available in the market for continuous and accurate monitoring of hygiene compliance and to deliver optimum feedback to healthcare workers and decision-makers. The use of electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring systems also assists in efficient audits of hand hygiene, creates new standards, reduces the risk of infection, improves patient outcomes, and ultimately reduces healthcare costs.

Market Synopsis

RTLS and activity or group monitoring are the most prevalent monitoring technologies.

Monitoring hand hygiene compliance and offering healthcare staff desired and appropriate feedback regarding their performance are viewed as integral elements of hand hygiene improvement programs in multidisciplinary settings. The standard gold method for ensuring consistent compliance rates is currently observation analysis performed by trained individuals. However, this method is time-consuming and highly prone to error, particularly in large healthcare facilities.

Therefore, monitoring hand hygiene product consumption is also viewed as a useful source of information with respect to the frequency of hand hygiene. Electronic devices placed in hand hygiene product dispensers offer precise information about the frequency of use over time. However, this method is fruitful only in small-scale settings with a limited number of employees and fewer avenues for observing hand hygiene practices. Electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring systems utilize wireless systems for monitoring room entry and exit and other movements of healthcare workers and their rate of use of hand hygiene products.

This offers individual and unit-based data on hand hygiene compliance with common indications. This practice also assists in educating, training, and ensuring the adherence of healthcare workers. Some of these systems use tags or badges for the healthcare workers with real-time reminders for hand cleaning during entry and exit from patient rooms and other divisions. Studies also suggest that proper deployment of electronic hand hygiene compliance systems is associated with better hand hygiene compliance and, therefore, will be more acceptable to caregivers. Though there are several questions with respect to the accuracy, practicality, cost, and eventual impact of these systems of compliance, these solutions have a phenomenal amount of promise for improving hand hygiene practices and improving health outcomes for both patients and healthcare workers.

Hospitals are the largest users of hand hygiene monitoring systems.

At present, hospitals form the largest usage area for hand hygiene compliance monitoring systems. Larger inpatient settings, multidisciplinary areas, and a higher need for ensuring hand hygiene to curb the risk of healthcare-associated infections form the key factors supporting the dominance of this segment. Other additional factors characterizing this segment are the larger number of healthcare workers moving into these facilities and the greater affordability of installing expensive monitoring systems. However, it is observed that hospitals are still apprehensive about adopting electronic monitoring, partially due to their higher reliance on direct observation for many years.

Transitioning from this prevailing model is difficult, but the major issue of handling the risk of healthcare-associated infections, the increasing costs of treating such patients, and the lengthening of patient stays has urged healthcare administrations to seek new methods of compliance. Acute care settings are the prime area where the efficient deployment of hand hygiene compliance monitoring systems will be highly beneficial. Another factor that is challenging the adoption of these solutions in hospital settings is the overarching issue that the installation of electronic monitoring will make the healthcare workers feel that they are being constantly watched, and they may be penalized for poor compliance. Improving awareness in such groups will enhance the penetration of these solutions in global markets.

North America to Lead the Global Market

At present, North America leads the global hand hygiene compliance monitoring systems market both in terms of the number of installations and revenue share. Market players and consortiums of such solution providers are engaged in reaching out to decision-makers, health insurers, government agencies, and infection prevention organizations to educate them on the latest evidence supporting the use of hand hygiene compliance monitoring systems. This is improving their case for wider adoption of monitoring systems as the acceptable and permanent standard of care. Further progress in this market is ensured when guidelines, regulations, and recommendations are changed in favor of the adoption of reliable and advanced compliance monitoring systems over conventional and flawed methods of monitoring.

Periods of History and Forecast

This research report presents the analysis of each considered segment for the period from 2016 to 2026, using 2017 as the base year for estimations. Compounded annual growth rates (CAGRs) for each segment are calculated for the forecast period from 2018 to 2026.

Report Scope by Segments

The hand hygiene compliance monitoring systems market report provides a quantitative assessment of the industry in terms of current and forecasted market size while also presenting the market dynamics. This market is segmented based on technology type, location, and geography.

This report also includes a qualitative assessment of the overall market and individual segments in terms of market dynamics and prevailing and anticipated market trends. The report also includes a market attractiveness assessment and a competitive landscape analysis to help readers better understand market competition and regional trends. This report profiles key players based on their financial information, product portfolio, and key developments for prime companies such as CenTrak, Halyard Health, Clean Hands—Safe Hands LLC, VIZZIA Technologies, Stanley Healthcare, DebMed (Deb Group), Ecolab, GOJO Industries, BioVigil Healthcare Systems, Inc., Proventix Systems, Inc., and Alliance HC, Inc.

Key questions are answered in this report.

  • What is the current and projected size of the global hand hygiene compliance monitoring systems industry?
  • What is the future roadmap of this market?
  • Which technologies are the most sought-after to ensure optimum hand hygiene compliance in healthcare settings?
  • Which type of healthcare facility occupies the largest revenue share, and why?
  • Who are the major players in the global hand hygiene compliance monitoring systems?
  • What are the key strategies employed by such players?
  • Which region is currently enjoying the leading position in the global market?

Frequently Asked Questions:

The market for Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring Systems Market is expected to reach US$ XX Mn By 2026.

The Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring Systems Market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at XX%.

The report is forecasted from 2018-2026.

The base year of this report is 2017.

Halyard Health, Clean Hands—Safe Hands LLC, VIZZIA Technologies, Stanley Healthcare, DebMed (Deb Group), Ecolab, GOJO Industries, BioVigil Healthcare Systems, Inc., Proventix Systems, Inc are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  Jan 2019
Category:  Medical Devices
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